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March 13, 2004 10:42 am

Wanless wins NCAA shot put title with Olympic Trial mark; eight student-athletes compete at NCAA Championships

After claiming second place in each of the last two NCAA Track & Field Championships, Bates College senior Liz Wanless finally won the elusive national shot put championship, and she did it in style, beating the field by more than five feet and hitting the Olympic Trial “B” qualifying distance.